Jing (software)

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Initial release28 November 2007; 16 years ago (2007-11-28)
Final release
2.9.15255 (Windows) 2.7.0 (Mac) / 12 September 2015; 8 years ago (2015-09-12)[1]
Written inC++, C# & .NET (Windows)
Operating systemWindows XP or later
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later[1]
PlatformIntel x86 - 32-bit; .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (Windows version); QuickTime 7.5.5 (Mac OS X version)[1]
Size6.5 MB (approximately)[1]
LicenseJing: freeware (retired)
Jing Pro: shareware
Requires registration

Jing was a screencasting computer program released in November 2007 as Jing Project by the TechSmith Corporation.[2][3] Users must create an account before they can use the software, which must be installed on their computer. Its simple format and the ability to upload captures instantly have made Jing useful in virtual library references.

The software took a picture or video of the user's computer screen and uploaded it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard.[4] If uploaded to the web, the program automatically created a URL to the content so it could be shared with others.[5]

Jing Pro[edit]


On 6 January 2009, TechSmith released Jing Pro, which is a paid premium version of Jing.[6] Unlike the free version, the professional version supports MPEG-4 saving, watermarks at the beginning and end of the video is not included, uploading to YouTube and working with cameras.


In February 2012, Techsmith announced Jing Pro is to be retired. All users (regardless of subscription) could use this service until 28 February 2013.[7]

End of support[edit]

On 14 July 2020, Techsmith shut down the support for uploading to Screencast.com in line with the previously-announced end of support for Jing.[8] TechSmith also changed the Jing product page[9] to point to a new product named TechSmith Capture that performs a similar function.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Download TechSmith Capture (Formerly Jing) for Free". Techsmith.com.
  2. ^ "TechSmith Announces the Jing Project". Business Wire. Okemos, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc. 28 November 2007. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ Riley, Duncan (19 July 2007). "The Jing Project: The 3 Legged Dog of Screen Captures And Screencasting". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ Murali, J. (27 August 2007). "Screencasting opens up new avenues netspeak". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  5. ^ Brandao, Curt (6 August 2007). "Jing Project reveals magic behind Net toil". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Archived from the original on 8 August 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  6. ^ Lowensohn, Josh (6 January 2009). "TechSmith's screencast service Jing goes pro". CNet News. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Jing Pro Retirement". 28 February 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  8. ^ "TechSmith Jing 2019 Announcement".
  9. ^ "TechSmith Capture". TechSmith. Retrieved 14 July 2020.